Charleston, South Carolina
Photo: PHOTO: Historic buildings located in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. (photo courtesy of Sean Pavone/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
The charming port city of Charleston is not only chock-full of historic gems but will host all sorts of holiday events this July 4, including festivals, family picnic cruises and, of course, fireworks. The city also provides visitors easy access to an array of stellar beaches nearby such as Folly Beach, Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island.